A special sausage and a new heritage trail were launched today as crowds flocked to Worstead Festival.

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The second year of the relaunched festival saw thousands of people enjoying local produce, rural demonstrations and outdoor theatre.

And visitors were also able to taste a unique sausage, made by Jules Jackson, managing director of Norfolk Deli Co, to mark Worstead’s links with Dutch weavers.

Mr Jackson, who calls himself a “maker of stuff”, produced the rookworst - which means smoked sausage in Dutch.

He said: “We like to reinterpret classics, so when we got talking to the people from Worstead, they asked us to invent something for them.

“I did some research and found a few different recipes. What makes it different is the historic Dutch connection to the spice runs to Indonesia. I’ve used spices from Indonesia, but paprika and garlic give it a twist for the English palate.”

Earlier, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb launched a heritage trail to highlight the village’s wool trade.

The trail was put together as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations by Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

A display board for the trail was unveiled, showing 40 sites across the parish for visitors to join guided walks during the festival weekend.

Festival committee member Gay Webster said she was pleased with how day one of the festival had gone.

After a long run, the festival ended in 2009, with a downsized music and arts festival taking its place in 2010.

In 2011 and this year, the festival has returned on a smaller scale.

Mrs Webster said: “The overriding aim is to make it accessible for families. So it’s not commercial and it’s affordable.”

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  • Interesting that Mr. Jackson produces "rookwurst". There is a German-style smoked beer on the market at the moment (Rauchbier). It`s brewed by Green Jack in Lowestoft and it`s called "Red Herring". Would go well with Rookwurst!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

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